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The Civic Society column with David Winpenny

Gentlemen versus Players is the theme of the two columns from last week and this week.

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The A661 at Follifoot. Image: Google

Driver fled scene of crash near Harrogate which left woman injured

A DRIVER  who fled the scene of a two-car crash near Harrogate which left a woman injured is being hunted by police.

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Operation Owl aims to reduce the level of raptor persecution in North Yorkshire, where birds of prey continue to be trapped, poisoned and shot.

North Yorkshire Police call on public to prevent slaughter of birds of prey

Visitors to North Yorkshire’s countryside are being asked to act as the “eyes and ears” of police as they seek to cut the number of illegal attacks on birds of prey.
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Red Kites are among the birds targeted in North Yorkshire.

North Yorkshire Police launch Operation Owl in fight against bird of prey persecutions

A new operation to prevent the illegal and 'unacceptable'' killing of birds of prey across North Yorkshire has been launched.

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Exterior view

Store plans refused

A second application to transform Boston Spa’s historic Crown Hotel into a convenience store has been rejected by city planners.

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Love of learning German

Love of learning German

It was freezing cold, snow in the air and on the ground, a real wintry day, beautiful but good to be planning on spending the next couple of hours indoors, writes Wetherby U3A columnist Caroline Green.

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One of the cars in the smash on the A168. Photo: West Yorkshire Police

Truck driver arrested on suspicion of dangerous driving after serious four car smash in North Yorkshire

The driver of a flatbed truck was arrested on suspicion of drink driving after a four vehicle smash left a driver in hospital with serious injuries.
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Emma Pilkington of Plastic Free Ripon.

First clean-up event and national recognition: Update on campaign to make Ripon plastic free

The efforts of a newly formed campaign group could see Ripon being nationally recognised as a plastic free city.
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NIdd Gorge in Harrogate.

Nidd Gorge action group prepare campaign ideas

A Harrogate action group is marking its first 12 months with its inaugural AGM next week.
Environment
Celia Murray now lives in Knaresborough and helped re-publish Elizabeth's book

Darkest Hour brought 'memories flooding back' of Churchill's wartime secretary for Knaresborough resident

The silver-screen depiction of a  family friend who served as Winston Churchill’s war-time secretary has brought memories flooding back to a Knaresborough resident.

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Do you recognise this item?

Thieves 'cut hole in Harrogate antiques shop roof' and snatch £100,000 of items

Thieves slipped into a Harrogate antiques shop through a hole in the roof and stole more than £100,000 of jewellery and other valuable items, police today said.
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1944 - Sir Winston Churchill, British Prime Minister, receives a special cigar box from Ogdens Jewellers of Harrogate.

The day Winston Churchill visited Harrogate shop

For 125 years it’s been a gem on Harrogate’s high street - literally, though not always at the same location, for not only how has Ogden’s changed, so has Harrogate.

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The Great Yorkshire Show

Favourite Things: Family run firms, beautiful scenery and cultural vibrancy

Fiona Movley is chairman of the board of trustees for Harrogate International Festivals. She has been involved in the charitable sector in Harrogate for more than 30 years.

Lifestyle
Lightmire Lane where the storage site could be built, credit Google

Plans for explosives storage site in Great Ouseburn facing refusal

A revised plan for an explosives and ammonium nitrate storage site in Great Ouseburn could be turned down over the potential impact to roads and surrounding landscape.
Politics
The sleep out will raise awareness of hidden homelessness.

Charity calls for Ripon residents to sleep out on the Market Square and highlight city's hidden homelessness

Ripon residents will sleep out on the Market Square next month to powerfully represent the scale of hidden homelessness in the city.

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Harrogate Hospital.

Petition over Harrogate Hospital's private company plans

A petition against plans by Harrogate District NHS Foundation Trust to set up a private company for some staff has attracted more than a 1,000 signatures in the first 48 hours.
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Dilwyn Rhys Hoare.

Police searching for man from Leeds over thefts

Officers are trying to trace a man from Leeds who is wanted in connection with a series of thefts.

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Community volunteer dies aged 80

Community volunteer dies aged 80

A volunteer who was well known for his community work and with Wetherby’s Christmas decorations and floral hanging baskets, has died.

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Ultimate adventure - Harrogate couple Jenny OGrady and Dave Logan.

Harrogate bikers set date for epic adventure

A brave Harrogate couple have announced the date for the start of their bid to tackle some of the most toughest motorcycle - and most glamorous - routes on the entire planet.
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MP Andrew Jones joins The Harrogate Bus Company CEO Alex Hornby alongside invited guests, Sandra Doherty the CEO & Past President of Harrogate District Chamber of Commerce, the Chief Executive of the Yorkshire Agricultural Society, Nigel Pulling, Richard Cooper Leader of Harrogate Borough Council, Brian Dunsby, OBE Transport Spokesman, Jemima Parker the Zero Carbon Harrogate Organisational Chair and Richard Spencer the CEO of Visit Harrogate at the Great Yorkshire Showground.

Harrogate to be UK's first 'low emissions bus town'

Harrogate is about to take a UK lead in green transport by becoming Britain’s first-ever low emissions bus town.
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